Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rick Porter Dead at 58

Richard Johnston Porter II, known to those who loved him simply as "Rick," passed away at age 58, according to

He was reminiscing at his homestead in Cypress, Texas when he was rushed to Saint Luke's hospital at Vintage Park in Houston. He died at 7:15 pm on February 25th, 2013 from congestive heart failure.

Porter graduated with a BA in Drama and Acting from the University of Texas Austin and an MA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia.

He played Larry Ewing on the NBC soap opera ANOTHER WORLD from 1978 to 1986, returning for a day in 1989 for Mac Cory's funeral.

Porter also played Hank Tobin in DAYS OF OUR LIVES, guest-starred in several primetime series and was featured in numerous Broadway plays. He eventually gave up acting to pursue marketing and worked as a creative entrepreneur throughout many of his later years. Near the end of his life he acted as a consultant in senior care and alternative energy industries.

Porter is survived by his only daughter, Allison Linsey Porter, and his older sister, Rosalind Marie Porter.

His memorial service was held on Sunday March 3, 2013 at his home in Cypress.


  1. Oh this makes me so sad!--CMPH

  2. so sorry to hear the sad news about rick porter

  3. Oh My God--I Can't Believe This. Rick Is Only 1 Year Older Than Me. I've Just Turned 57 On 3/4/2013!

    Rest In Peace, Rick. God Bless You!


  4. I missed this news story. Very sad.

  5. I had such a crush on him on 'Another World'. So sad to hear he passed. Prayers for his family.

  6. Merry Christmas Rick. I miss you much! I thought perhaps this wasn't true until I ran across this. I'm still so sad but I look forward to seeing you in the hereafter.